Summer Reading

List of Summer Reading Book Summaries


As we turn the page from late summer to fall, kids may be scrambling to turn some pages too and complete their summer reading. At Scattered Books, we chose some of our favorite books that appear on many required or suggested summer reading lists for Briarcliff Manor, Chappaqua, Armonk and other schools in Westchester County NY and around the U.S. Here’s a quick summary of each summer reading book and a few questions for thought. Feel free to e-mail us with any questions at [email protected]!  Order online and have them delivered to your door or pick up in store!


Elementary Level Reading
Space Case / Stuart Biggs
Hello Universe / Erin Entrada Kelly
Wishtree / Katherine Applegate
The Wild Robot / Peter Brown
The Losers Club / Andrew Clements
Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
Raymie Nightingale by Kate di Camillo


Middle School Level
When you Reach Me / Rebecca Stead
The War That Saved My Life / Kimberly Bradley
Among the Hidden / Margaret Peterson
The Misfits / James Howe
Fast Break / Mike Lupica
Between Shades of Grey / Ruta Sepetys
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
We are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen


High School Reading Level
Of Mice and Men / John Steinbeck
The Alchemist / Paulo Coehlo
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez